Jazz Params

This plugin is no longer being updated for current FileMaker releases. It was largely superceded by functionality added to FileMaker Pro some time ago. If you still find it useful and would like a license code please request one.

This FileMaker Pro plugin enables parameters to be passed from one script to another. The scripts may reside in the same or different databases. Parameters can be named to facilitate usage. The plugin also provides a framework for local variables in your sub-scripts.

The plugin is cross-platform (Mac and Windows) and compatible with FileMaker 8.5 and earlier. The plugins are being updated for the newer FileMaker API, and will be posted as the become available. Note that there are syntax differences between the two versions, reflected in the updated documentation. The earlier releases (v1.08) still work for all but Intel Macs.

This plugin is aimed at people who have programmed in another language before, and are missing these features in FileMaker. You'll get a whole lot more out of this plug-in if you actually read the manual.

Recommended for FileMaker versions 7 and later:

Download Jazz Params v1.5.1 for Macintosh OS X     (Universal binary — PPC & Intel)

Download Jazz Params v1.5.1 for Windows

Download documentation v1.5 PDF format

Download 'factorial' example (uses recursion) FMP-7 format

Recommended for FileMaker versions 6.5 and earlier:

Download Jazz Params v1.08 for Macintosh OS 8, 9 & OS X (Carbon)     (Carbon, PPC only)

Download Jazz Params v1.08 for Windows (zip format)

Download documentation v1.0 PDF format

Download 'factorial' example (uses recursion) FMP-5 format


If you find this plugin useful, please pay the shareware fee. A dialog reminder will appear occassionally, until registered. This also ensures that developers wishing to include the plugin in a run-time distribution will register.


FileMaker Pro 7 note:

FileMaker Pro version 7 and later on Mac OS X requires that all Macintosh plugins end with the extension ".fmplugin". Users upgrading might need to rename their plugins before using them with FileMaker Pro 7 or later. Alternatively you may download a fresh copy which has been appropriately renamed, and the extension has been hidden.